110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Al Everson
posted Feb 16, 2009 - 9:49:47am
In response to calls and letters from our readers, The Beacon is continuing to develop more articles about school funding.
Would you please send me the answers to the following questions? Feel free to call me, if you wish.
1. How many personnel are on the School District's payroll? Of those, how many are teachers, and how many are non-instructional personnel?
2. How many ESE students or students with special needs are enrolled in Volusia County Schools?
3. How many vehicles are in the School District's fleet, and what types (cars, trucks, buses, etc.)?
4. What expenses and activities are included in Operation of Plant?
5. What expenses and activities are included in Central Services?
6. What expenses and activities are included in Facilities Services?
7. Where may I find the cost of the School District's solid-waste collection and disposal? Also, what is the annual cost of picking up the garbage and trash at the schools and district facilities?
8. What is Dr. Margaret Smith's salary, and what benefits are provided under her contract?
9. What are the salaries of the deputy, area and assistant superintendents, and how many of these positions are there in the School District? (From what I could count in the budget, the number seems to be six, but I want to be certain).
10. In reviewing the budget, the term FUND BALANCE appears to be $129,909,536. Has any of this money been spent in the current fiscal year? What is the estimated FUND BALANCE for the 2009-10 fiscal year?
Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thank you for your time and your consideration. I am looking forward to the information.
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